Here are some great books and activities about families.
The Family Book and colouring page:
Click on the photos below to open the printable version:
Dipnetting with Dad (look for this book in your school library!)
The Making of Dipnetting with Dad:
What Makes a Family? Watch and listen to the song and try the activities from Wonderopolis below.
Read/listen to a Wonder-of-the-day: “What Makes a Family?” Try some of the family activities (and look at a very cute photo of a meerkat family).
SUMMER READING CLUBS
“Imagine the possibilities! Dream and discover endless possibilities all summer when you join FVRL’s 2019 Summer Reading Club. There is a club for everyone!
- Read To Me (0 to Preschool) Share stories, record reading, collect stickers, win prizes and get a medal.
- Kids (grades K to 6) Collect a reading record, enter prize draws, come to fun shows and earn a medal. Just read every day!
- Teens (grades 7 to 12) Read. Record. Repeat. It begins when you pick up an SRC reading record. Includes chances to win fantastic prizes.
- Adults Take home a reading record and mark your reading to enter prize draws. The more you read, the more chances to win.
How do I join? Sign up starts June 21 and continues throughout the summer. Visit your favourite FVRL location to join.
How does it work? You and your family members can pick up a reading record at your local library! Record every day that you read for fifteen minutes or more! You can read at home, in the library, on a beach, anywhere! Once you have recorded seven days of reading, come back to the library for stickers and prizes!
Programs and Events
It wouldn’t be Summer Reading Club without a great lineup of events throughout the summer. We have storytellers, puppet shows, parties, awards ceremonies and more! Check out our spectacular guest performers at a library near you.
- The Great Gordini: Join the Great Gordini for a show filled with magic tricks, wacky fun, and a lot of opportunities to participate.
- Karima Essa: Experience the magic and joy of dance and storytelling as Karima Essa performs Bollywood dance.
- Tiffany Stone: Join poet Tiffany Stone for poems and rhymes about flaming flamingos, baaaad animals and rainbow colored clothes.
- The Well Worn Trail: Discover fascinating facts about Canadian animals and their habitats. Storytellers Rob and Lillian use puppetry, songs and story to kindle the wonder of nature.
Visit our Events page for a full list of SRC 2019 Events!
Accessible Summer Reading Club
Find accessible Summer Reading Club titles through NNELS. FVRL also has ebook and audiobook formats to better serve customers with perceptual disabilities. Ask library staff for more information.
The possibilities you explore this summer are limited only by your imagination when you join 2019 Summer Reading Club!” (Source: FVRL, 2019)
2019 Events in Mission:
Information and Resources for National Indigenous Peoples Day:
From the Government of Canada: “June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples.
Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.
In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.”
FVRL 2018 SUMMER READING CLUB
Move, groove and prove that you can make a Motion Commotion this summer when you join FVRL’s 2018 Summer Reading Club. There is a club for everyone! Sign up starts June 21 and continues throughout the summer. Visit your favourite FVRL location to join.
Read To Me (0 to Preschool)
Share stories, record reading, collect stickers, win prizes and get a medal.
Kids (grades K to 6)
Ready, set, go! Collect a reading record, enter prize draws, come to fun shows and earn a medal. Just read every day!
Teens (grades 7 to 12)
Read. Record. Repeat. It all begins when you pick up a reading record. There will be lots of chances to win fantastic prizes.
Get a move on! Take home a reading record and mark your reading to enter prize draws. The more you read, the more chances to win.
There are oh so many ways to make a Motion Commotion when you join 2018 Summer Reading Club!
Message from the organizers (Mission Arts Council):
This year the Mission Arts Council’s 22nd annual Fraser Valley Children’s Festival is on June 10th, 2018 at Fraser River Heritage Park, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is FREE, and parking is by donation. There will be some food trucks on location, but you’re welcome to bring a picnic lunch.
WE WANT YOU TO HAVE A GOOD TIME AT THE FESTIVAL
1. Dress for the weather Rain or shine, the Festival will go on! Make sure to pack a raincoat or umbrella for a wet day and sunscreen for a sunny day!
2. Be safe and courteous. Don’t forget the buddy system! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Respect the personal space of all performers by ensuring the children are at a safe distance. Roving Performers are people too!
3. Arrive any time between 10 am and 4pm. At our main stage we do have a tight schedule and we try to have all shows start on time. Come early, check out the event and pick the show you want to see. Get your favourite seat, either on the grass or even better bring a lawn chair, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
4. Plan your day; there is a lot to do and see at the Fraser Valley Children’s Festival. In addition to all of the great Festival shows and activities, you never know what creative fun will happen at the Festival, so leave a little time for the unexpected! In addition to theChildren’s Festival have a walk around the beautiful Fraser River Heritage Park and enjoy the vista’s of the Fraser River and Sumas Mountain.
5. Nourish the soul and your belly Plan to have lunch at the Festival. Our vendors provide good healthy food and yummy treats, or if you like, bring a picnic. There are lots of places on site to sit down and enjoy a lunch!
Visit FVRL and the Mission Public library for details about this year’s Summer Reading Club and all the ‘Wild’ activities this summer!
The summer solstice occurs on Monday, June 20th.
Follow the links below to learn about two Canadian celebrations connected to the summer solstice.
National Aboriginal Day, June 21st:
“Catch the spirit of the 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day on June 21! Come celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.”
La Fête Nationale Du Québec, June 24th: